A New Rhythm

You are not alone in your quest to find meaningful activities during the corontine (coronavirus quaritine)! I am quick to recognize the privilege I have to be at home with my family even if the days get long! 

The MungerKids Team wants to equip you to care for your neighbor, your family and yourself. Here are a few ideas that we are doing at our house that I hope will inspire you. 

PLEASE!!! leave your comments below – we would love to hear what you are doing with your families or any ideas/resources you have.  

Caring for our neighbors:

  • Decorate! Kids in Italy have begun decorating windows with the phrase, “Everything is going to be all right” You can see examples here. Let’s start the same trend in East Dallas! 
  • Send letters and/or pictures to older relatives or friends who might be lonely. It might be nice to include some scripture. Click here for some verses. Olders kids can look these up in their own bibles. My kids would not be as useful for this task. 
  • Look out for your neighbors! Is there anyone who needs extra help? Trade toys with another family for a week! 

Caring for our family: 

  • Participate in the Munger Kids blog. Read along with us and go more in depth on our blog. We are well-intentioned about reading the Bible with our kids, but it doesn’t always happen. 
  • Have a dance party! The Crawford family is partial to Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. 
  • Facetime with grandparents(or anyone really)! This is a win for everyone!

Caring for yourself:

  • Create a schedule! You don’t need me to do it for you because there are 1000 other bloggers out there who already have. I find the days pass quicker(and smoother) when we have a (flexible) rhythm. 
  • Memorize scripture. This is a nice little podcast that I actually listen to most mornings while I’m unloading the dishwasher. The episode I linked talks specifically about memorizing scripture – find a friend and hold each other accountable. 
  • Stay off your phone! This one is hard for me but always worth it. And how many more charts on the coronavirus can I overanalyze? If you have an iPhone, check your screen time for the last week – could you reduce it by an hour this week? If we spend three hours on our phone a day that adds up to a month and half per year(!!!) on our phones. Wow.

General Resources:

There are all kinds of links out there, but here our some of our favorites (shoutout Diana Porter):

Online Learning:

Lakeshore Learning 

Scholastic 

Smithsonian Museum Virtual Tour 

Google Arts and Culture 

Spiritual Resources:

Munger Kids Blog

Studying the Bible as a family 

Books for Kids about Health/Wellness:

Cutie Susie Fights the Germs

Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure 

Those Mean Nasty Dirty Downright Disgusting but…Invisible Germs

How to talk to your kids about COVID-19:

Focus on the Family 

Dallas Morning News 

Unicef 

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